Wallace LeRoy Stafford

27 November 1848–23 October 1922 (Age 73)
Columbus, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Wallace LeRoy

When Wallace LeRoy Stafford was born on 27 November 1848, in Columbus, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Walden Marvel Stafford, was 26 and his mother, Laura E. Smith, was 22. He married Jenette A. Ward on 25 February 1869, in Adams, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in New Haven, Adams, Wisconsin, United States in 1860 and La Follette, Burnett, Wisconsin, United States in 1905. He died on 23 October 1922, in Burnett, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Webster, Burnett, Wisconsin, United States.

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Wallace LeRoy Stafford
Jenette A. Ward
Marriage: 25 February 1869
Cynthia May Stafford
Frederick Wallace Stafford
Bertha Donnabelle Stafford
Frank LeRoy Stafford
Asa Marvin Stafford
Clifford Lee Stafford
Evelyn Elisha Stafford
Leon Hiram Stafford

Spouse and Children

25 February 1869
Adams, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 6

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 20

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places in England so called, which do not all share the same etymology. The county seat of Staffordshire (which is probably the main source of the surname) is named from Old English stæð ‘landing place’ + ford ‘ford’. Examples in Devon seem to have as their first element Old English stān ‘stone’, and one in Sussex is probably named with Old English stēor ‘steer’, ‘bullock’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Wallis L Staford in household of Walden Staford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wallace L Stafford, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Wallace L Stafford in household of Walden Stafford, "United States Census, 1850"

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